Question is... how will this look for warriors in 5.4? are the only reason that we get to raid is because we bring a banner that boosts other peopl's crit damage or is there any other reason why we should be saved a spot instead of using a much better performing melee instead (ret/feral)?
I have most classes between 85-90 and i loved playing feral druid back in wrath when it actually was a challenging class to perform well with, but i went back to the first char i made in tbc (this) when I saw how dumbed down feral turned out to be in cata.
After years of playing warrior now.. I can barely get myself to log another alt and play it for longer periods of time cause nothing beats warrior when it comes to my playstyle and how much fun I can have with the class... although I feel if I wanna continue raiding, I have no other choice than go prot or gear up another alt, and I don't feel like doing either.
Same with PvP... only "ok" buff was the change to slam (I couldn't care less about reflect and wall macro, simply cause I still have to use equipset-macro when I wanna be defensive for that mage/rogue opener for more armor) and at the same time the rage cost for slam went up, so now it has turned into a less used ability that doesn't really fit into any decent rotation I believe.
While other classes get CD reduction (yay 1m bladestorm tho!) and flat out damage increase.
I don't say that warriors were squishy this season and I believe that I manage decently in PvP, but from looking at the patch notes... I fear it's gonna be even worse for warriors in 5.4.
Also... while i'm at it.. Blizzard.. Please Read This:
Execute got nerfed and messed with back in 5.2 because of that silly legendary gem... I hope you see now that it was a big mistake, cause if anything.. it's during the execute phase Warriors were powerful in pve at that moment, but then you turned it into the equalent of a disc priest using SW:D and making it the worst finisher of them all (there isn't even any reason of using your "finisher" as arms.......).
I'd very much like some feedback from ptr testers on how warrior is gonna turn out, cause I love this class and I don't wanna leave it in the dust in other people's interest!
Only thing I do know is that i'm going to be using bladestorm instead of dragon roar and stormbolt instead of bloodbath... But it doesn't seem like anything will change for the better good...